Have i made the rigth choice??

dand123

Newbie
I have recently been accepted to join the royal navy as a Mine warfare Specialist.

I was just wandering if any advice is available as i cannot find alot of info about them.

Not sure whether this is the right choice as i have heard a fair few negatives about the role. Im basically having second thoughts about it, as this choice was not my first.

Any advice gratefully received.
 
I was recently speaking to someone on the Mine Warfare Vessels, he is thoroughly enjoying it, there are times when it gets repetitive, but that is something which can happen in all branches of the Navy.

If you are not sure you really need to find out more before you go, because you cannot change branches when you get down there.
 
dand123 said:
I have recently been accepted to join the royal navy as a Mine warfare Specialist.

Not sure whether this is the right choice as i have heard a fair few negatives about the role.
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Hi Dand123

What have you heard about the role that you are worried about?
 

dand123

Newbie
Just not sure about the options available after service what i could enrole as? etc, and i keep hearing about OM's people saying that they only wash dishes and paint boats? dunno if you could help?
 
dand123 said:
Just not sure about the options available after service what i could enrole as? etc, and i keep hearing about OM's people saying that they only wash dishes and paint boats? dunno if you could help?

I guess it’s going to be like any role in the Navy, allot of time spent looking after the boat and doing whatever is required. I have heard promotion in quite quick compared to some other trades. It is the kind of job if you’re not training you're quite likely to get stuck with some of the crap jobs onboard because it’s not like a navigator role who would be working on their own job, but on the up side because you're on a smaller boat there is more of a chance to get involved in a varied tasks.

Plus if you leave the navy you can go and work for the oil and gas or telecommunications industry doing surveying work with ROV's $$$$$$$.
 

dand123

Newbie
Thanks for that one way to look at it . I suppose ive only heard from people that arent in the branch. i see your goin in on the 2nd Dec can ask what your doin? Cheers
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
you ll do well,,,,,,just don't step on any!

Being a cross bred from a different branch, i would never dream of insulting my OM friends, but don't be a special nugget and believe what everyone tells you.

Further research required, just don t swim with the dolphins they might pee on you.
 
I hope your religeous, Jesus was a mine warfare specialist, when he went yomping off across the sea of Galalee he was actually out stamping for mines.
 
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